Accurate and timely presentation Thought provoking, though this present presentation could benefit from spacing out the data, statistics, information and concepts by an extented scope of time. Perhaps the twenty-first century 'cult' of secularism versus statism would be a beneficial topic to consider too, besides another on global agendas closely attached to humanism.
John, you are rising humanists straw men. We are not perpetuating men, but the witness of God and his doings in the past. No harm in this. With your kind of thinking you are aiding the efforts of leftist anarchists in their aim to clear out from our history of all traces of Biblical Christianity, morality and order. We have a reasonable faith that has nothing to fear about order and remembrance. The innate idol-making tendency of mere men of any age is innate in our nature, hence the second command, but this tendency only needs corrected and checked as any other against the law of God, for which your comment is worth including in the whole. However, we hold to principle and we should not throw the baby with the dirty water as it were. Our children benefit from tangible tokens of a real past evidencing the works of a real God, not of a god of the diest.
John UK wrote: Greetings Wayfarer Pilgrim. As an observer of American customs, it seems to me that when Americans pull down a statue of a foreign dictator in a foreign land, it raises a cheer and a big Yee Ha. But when Americans pull down a statue of a fellow American, in America, it gets a cheer from some and disdain from others. Yes, I'm just saying that I have noticed this, and it is very much a matter of opinion as to how to define "lawless". I always thought it was "lawless" to raise a statue, anywhere, anytime. For example, would you justify as Christian the "Reformation Wall" in Geneva? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reformation_Wall
People in the past erected 'memorials' in remembrance of the martyrs or other good leaders in Britain, the same as the Lord ordered Israel to built a memorial with 12 stones after crossing Jordan and that was for a testimony to future generations. So the Geneva wall.
WayneR wrote: 'The sexual revolution: The triumph of the state upon the ruins of the family-the counter revolutionary biblical blueprint' C J Williams The above book ... highly recommended by Peter Masters- Metropolitan Tabernacle Bookshop in the '90's ... Hard to find ... It reads like it was written yesterday
Dear brother, it would be helpful to have this work republished in facsimile format as hardly the church will read such a compound today in one go.
We republished one of Mr Williams' pamphlets, 'The necessity of Christian Education' 15 or 20 years ago, in which he elaborates on the same topics, only to be dismissed by some leading evangelicals in NI as a 'reconstructist', and that was enough to set it aside.
Other warning works have been recently published, but they have also been dismissed as irrelevant. One wonders if the church is passed understanding.
"... Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, ... But *yet in it shall be a tenth*, and it shall return, ... as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: *so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof*"
Watchmanremo Whatever history Hydroxyquinone has, so opiods, or mushroom extracts from which some antibiotics were originally discovered, have been used in different cultures for the same missuse, yet this should not discard their therapeutic use when prescribing them in the right doses avoiding the induced 'trance' stages. Do you know that the berberage offered to Christ in his death was a narcotic-like mixture?
In short, we might arrive to similar conclusions about the staging of pandemics and vaccinations, etc, in regard to global agendas, but from different routes.
The classic germ theory is been missused with false implementations, unethical aims, mal practice, political agendas, financial gain and evil designs. Surely we are all aware of genetic ingeniering, biological weapons of mass destruction, etc. Yet to rely on a theory that denies germ transmission is ridiculous as even the Bible does not support it. Have you not heard of the isolation lepers were subject to in the levitical law and in the times of Christ?
Sorry but on analysing theories or propositions my professional background helps where possible to arrive to personal understanding rather than totally relying or parting from specific studies or links to the respect.
Koch postulates are the standard procedure followed when testing new drugs in animals as monkeys, mice or dogs before putting them on the market. The pathogen is isolated and the disease replicated in batches of animals with placebos. This is basic procedure.
Many drugs, not only hydroquinone, including antidepressants, have *serious* side effects as mental issues including suicidal indentation, besides other serious side effects as kidney failure, blindness or heart failure. When mentioning 'average' meant *common* side effects of not such magnitude as light skin decoloration. A good number of individuals have tolerated hydroquinone with lesser side effects which balanced positively against the ills of HIV or malaria for instance. Quite sorry to hear about your wife, where medical advice missed best practice perhaps.
In situ germ cultures give basic guidelines. However it is true that every metabolism can present a personal blue print reaction demonstrating individuality as it were, though generalisations might have a scope also upon which predictions can be forecasted after repeating the experiment with obvious satisfactory outcomes.
Besides history attesting to it, germ transmission is a proven reality with scientific, medical and lab fact support.
Watchmanremo wrote: Not sure where you are quoting. Viruses live with you not out of you. EXOSOMES.. we need to pass on bacteria one to another yes. But germ theory has never been proven. Never. And keep away from hydroxychloroquine its a trap...
Not quoting, but recalling biochemistry lessons taken in years past.
Sorry, have you ever worked in a lab handling and preparing actual germ cultures or simply are you repeating what you have heard from theorists?
There are partial truths and partial lies being sustained and this is the danger of people parrotting theories without full knowledge and understanding.
It takes more than a hearing to perceive the measure of truth in a theory, especially if it contradicts studies that have passed the test of time and are consistent with the scientific method, say, repeating an experiment consistently always brings out the same result.
Hydroxychloroquine has been in the market for long years with average side effects, but is suddenly given a bad press.
If you study drugs you will see that there are *common* side effects experimented by 1 in a 100 people, rare side effects, 1 in a 1000, and very rare side effects, 1 in 10000. These are the ones exacerbated to the front now for obvious reasons
Watchmanremo, Clarification, 'Self contradictory' was the term, not simply 'contradictory' as you make it to be. That means that the narrative of the presentation contradicted itself in terms of concepts in some parts. E.g. they said that a virus is not a living thing in one breath, only to say later that viruses are "killed by ..."
Biochemistry is an amazing science to study. For instance, there are protein-like molecules called enzymes that are needed to be 'present' at certain settings for a particular chemical reaction to occur without themselves being affected or involved. These often circulate in fluid materials as what it seems random 'by-products' of other metabolic reactions, yet they turn up in situ when needed for that particular chemistry to take place. Who guides this seemingly 'inert' particles of matter to such positions? They are not 'alive' yet they turn up to the needed place to be useful, doing their 'passive' job. If we did not believe in life being sustained by the Giver of life, (Col.1) all this would not have an explanation.
There is much that is not actually known, sometimes there are guesses or assumptions, so in the matter of viruses, yet we know that their genomes are being twick in labs to enhance certain characteristics.
Churches needed a break, nevermind their 'pastors', so the Almighty might also:
"Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them."
Obvervation, Throughout the years, Jim Lincoln 's posting seems to belong rather to an entity or posting agency with an agenda rather than to a single individual. How else one single person could keep up the multi facet ongoing track of endless and random liberal links without personal responsible accountability before God, thoughtful braining, soul, passion or actual conviction as a believer?
Such traits above would pertain to humans, the lack of them to a machinery.
Neil wrote: Another reason is avoiding abusive peers. For some reason, Assault or Battery are illegal against adults, and they're also illegal at home, but it's OK for minors in school. Same goes for "Hate Speech" like "Four Eyes" etc. And of course some kids are a bad influence morally.
Surely. Parents naively assume that in sending a child to a public school the main influence on them would be their teachers. Wrong, the main factor influencing their children is the peers.
Even in Christian schools using the right curriculum this is a crude fact. A 'bad apple' coming from a home with unsupervised media intake, with the inherit lack of discipline that brings, is all it takes to undo all the good will of dedicated Christian teachers and godly home influences of the rest of the class.
Mike wrote: One thing we should remember when discussing home schooling or anything about kids, we need take back the language. Leftists are good at stealing it for their own purposes. Example: from politicians and professors we often hear the phrase "our children". It's the base line from which they proceed. It sets a faulty premise, one that makes it seem like their position has some validity. That's when we need get in their face and say, "No, and they aren't 'our children'. Your children are your children; my children are mine. I have no authority over yours, and I can assure you, you have none over mine." There is a time for defiance, and protecting your kids from harm is one of them.
Sure The main reason for homeschooling is to opt out of the humanist curriculum. So the professor seems to obviously miss out.
Impressive anecdotes Showing the imperative of how the power and works of darkness have an antidote in a life lived in the Spirit, which the preacher identifies as the 'baptism in the Holy Spirit' .
'And the country was filled with water' By Duncan Campbell
Such a blessing https://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/singlefile.php?lid=1316&commentView=itemComments
QUOTE, 'Duncan Campbell preached this strong word on the baptism in the Holy Spirit at a camp meeting in America in the 1960's. "You can't work up revival, but you can do the digging"--a breaking through the dry crust of our hearts and removing the 'stones', anything that would hinder a consecrated life to God. The sermon is alive with vivid revival accounts, as with its sister sermon, "Lacking One Thing".'